How Africa’s richest woman exploited family ties, shell companies and inside deals to build an empire
Luanda Leaks, a new investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and 36 media partners, exposes two decades of unscrupulous deals that made dos Santos Africa’s wealthiest woman.
EU condemns human rights abuses in Burundi ahead of 2020 elections
The general elections in Burundi would be held in May.
German minister travels to Libya as pressure builds on peace efforts
Libya has been in turmoil since the 2011 overthrow of long-time dictator, Moamer Gaddafi.
South Africa boycotts 2020 Futsal over Morocco’s Occupation of Western Sahara
“South Africa has no issue in playing in Morocco but in line with SA government and AU resolutions, we will not play in Western Sahara.”
Human Rights Violations and Violence: Nigeria, Somalia, other African hotspots
The nations named in the 2020 World Report of Human Rights Watch, range from Nigeria in the west, through Central Africa and the Great Lakes region to Somalia in the east.
Nigerien president sacks army chief, others after terrorist attack on military base
Terrorists struck military targets for the third time in a month on January 9, killing 89 soldiers at a barracks north of the capital Niamey.
Libya Crisis: EU’s Michel travels to Turkey, Egypt
Turkey and Egypt are backing opposing sides in Libya’s civil war.
UNHCR fired staff over refugee resettlement corruption
The UN Refugee Agency has also stepped up its disciplinary measures around the world.
Three Americans killed as Al-Shabaab attacks Kenyan base
Two others were injured and are “currently in stable condition; they are being evacuated.”
Zimbabwe vice president’s wife freed on bail after attempted murder charge
She was initially arrested on December 14 on separate charges including fraud and money laundering.
Ugandan president inaugurates 195-km walk to honour liberation fighters
Mr Museveni led a similar walk in 1999.
Burundi prosecutor seeks 15-year prison term for Iwacu journalists
The court is expected to rule on the case later in January, the same sources said.
38 journalists detained by Somali authorities in 2019
The figure is higher than that of 2018 when 16 journalists were detained.
Plane crashes in Sudan’s Darfur region, killing all on board
The cause of the crash is yet to be ascertained.
Angola freezes assets of ex-president’s daughter over corruption allegations
The asset freeze followed an injunction application by the state, which is seeking to recover around 1 billion dollars of funds.
Somalia says unnamed country behind blast that killed 90 people
The bombing occurred on Saturday in Mogadishu, the country’s capital.
South Sudan crisis: Kiir, rebel leader agree to form unity govt
The government of national unity will come into effect after 100 days.
Abdelmadjid Tebboune wins Algeria’s presidential election
Mr Tebboune won a majority 58.15 per cent of vote in the presidential election to become the 8th president of the North African nation since gaining independence from France in 1962.